In order to provide meaningful programs for the Mayan community and to integrate the Mayan and native Omaha communities, Pixan Ixim has developed strong partnerships with several local and national organizations. These partnerships also allow Pixan Ixim to have a strong impact in the community.
Pixan Ixim holds its leadership meetings, education classes, youth group, health programs, and prayer group at St. Francis of Assisi's Parish and School.
This is a partnership between the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Members of Pixan Ixim have participated in Ixim- Spirit of Solidarity's relationship building delegations to Guatemala. Members of this community partner participate in Pixan Ixim's cultural events and volunteer with the education programs. Together, Pixan Ixim and Ixim- Spirit of Solidarity organize various events throughout the year, including an annual picnic, the Mother's Day Celebration, and film nights. These events are designed to develop the relationship between the Mayan and Anglo communities in Omaha.
The CCSJ is a department of University Ministry at Creighton University in Omaha. Students from the CCSJ provide essential support for Pixan Ixim's education programs. In addition, Pixan Ixim has become a host community for the CCSJ's Fall and Spring Break Service Trips. This partnership fosters the development of inter-cultural relationships between Creighton students and the Omaha Mayan community, and it encourages the educational development of both groups.
Creighton's department of Native Studies has developed a strong relationship with the Omaha Maya community. Faculty work with the community on youth empowerment, cultural and leadership development, medical issues, and Native identity. Faculty include Maya speakers in their classes when appropriate.
Pastoral Maya is the network of Catholic Mayan communities throughout the U.S., and it is an organization under the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Once a year, Pastoral Maya holds a national leadership conference designed to foster the development of and relationships among the United States' many Catholic Mayan communities. Pixan Ixim hosted this conference in October, 2009 and July, 2010.
This foundation, through its Futuro Latino Fund grant, has helped Pixan Ixim develop its arts and culture programs.